Gooey chocolate brownies!

At last!  A recipe for vegan chocolate brownies that actually works!  And proper sticky rich gooey ones too.  This recipe has been 2 years in the finding and along the way there have been a lot of charred chocolate casualties.  But this one is a keeper and totally idiot proof so get your chocolatey chops around this…

From The Vegan Society website:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 oz / 75g margarine
  • 1 1/2 oz / 45g / 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 floz / 75ml soya milk
  • 7 oz / 200g caster sugar
  • 6 oz / 160g plain white flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 oz / 20g / 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 oz / 115g caster sugar
  • 6 fl oz / 170 ml soya milk
  • 1 1/2 fl oz / 45ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Combine first four ingredients in a saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute, stirring well. Put saucepan into a bowl of cold water and beat sauce until it cools and thickens. Set aside.
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder, cocoa and sugar into a bowl. Mix soya milk, vegetable oil and vanilla essence together. Stir flours, soya milk mixture and sauce together – do not overmix.
  4. Place in a greased and lined tin roughly 10″ x 8″ and bake for 30 minutes.

I ate mine warm from the oven with Booja Booja’s vanilla ice cream.  Heaven!

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Top 10 Vegan Pancake Recipes!

Tomorrow is of course Shrove Tuesday, so in case any of you are wondering how on earth you are going to honour such a day without access to eggs, then fear not.  Here are my top ten tried and tested vegan pancake recipes – all of them eggless and still eggcellent!

1. One Ingredient Chef’s Classic Vegan Pancakes  

Vegan Pancakes Syrup

2. Jamie Oliver’s Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

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3. Post Punk Kitchen’s ‘Puffy Pillow Pancakes’

Puffy Pillow Pancakes

4. BBC’s ‘Vegan Mushroom and Tomato Pancakes’

Vegan tomato & mushroom pancakes

5. OhSheGlows’ ‘Strawberry Shortcake Stacked Pancakes’

Lemon Strawberry Stacks

 

6. Hungry Curious’ ‘Three Ingredient Vegan Pancakes’  

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7. Vegan Insanity’s ‘Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberry Compote’

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8. Minimalist Baker’s ‘Oreo Cookie Pancakes’  

9.  Deb Gleason’s ‘Chocolate Protein Banana Pancakes’

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10. Why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone and make your loved ones some Valentine’s themed vegan pancakes, with Vegan Woman’s ‘Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Pancakes’

Vegan choccie milkshake

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Have just made these chocolate milkshakes for the girls as they will be zonked after school! Super easy, super nutritious and super delicious. Win win win.

2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup vanilla soya yoghurt
1 cup Almond milk
2 tbsp Cacao powder
I tbsp Agave nectar
1 tbsp Chia seeds

Throw everything in the blender and adjust quantities to get whatever flavour and texture you are happy with.